Apr 21, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) skates past Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy (6) during the second period in game three of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Seguin: Dallas Stars Season Ending Report Cards


Happy Friday, Stars fans! Who’s ready for the weekend? It’ll be here in just a few mere hours.

Guess what? This is the last report card! And I got them done just in the nick of time before free agency and trades kick in! Alright!!!!

Well, here’s the last report card for #91, Tyler Seguin:

Tyler Seguin came to the Dallas Stars in a blockbuster trade last summer that brought he and Rich Peverley, among others, to Big D in exchange for Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith, among others. Seguin proved to be the steal of the trade and one of the best centers in the NHL, he just never got the chance to prove it in Boston.

Season recap:

Tyler Seguin had a TREMENDOUS season. There isn’t much else to say.

Seguin proved to be among the elite centers who have ever played the game, and he did it at the age of 22, who knows what’s in store for the future. Through Seguin’s antics on the ice, he found a true partner in crime which has now turned out to be the Stars’ black horse. The duo of Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn tore apart every team in the NHL this year. With Seguin’s speed and shot along with Benn’s physical edge and precise passing, they both combined on the year for 71 goals and 92 assists. They proved to be in the Top 3 ranks of the league’s dynamic duos, maybe even the top spot. Seguin alone finished with 37 goals and 47 assists, along with 3 hat tricks and 18 penalty minutes (and who’s not worthy enough to win the Lady Byng?). For a while, Seguin had more hat tricks than penalty minutes. IS THAT EVEN HUMANLY POSSIBLE? Seguin proved that he was a steal from Boston and found a new beginning with the Stars.

Playoff recap:

Tyler Seguin competed in all 6 of the Stars short-timed playoff appearance and found himself contributing a little. He ended his 4th postseason appearance with 1 goal and 2 assists. Not what many were expecting, but he still remained one of the sole reasons that the Stars made it to the postseason in the first place.

Contract situation:

Tyler Seguin had just signed a multi-year deal with the Boston Bruins before he was traded, and he brought his big boy contract to Big D with him. His contract currently has him under Dallas’ wing for 5 more seasons until it expires at the end of the 2018-2019 season. His salary is currently sitting at $5,500,000 for next season, until it jumps to $6,000,000 for 3 seasons, then settling at $6,500,000 for his final season in Big D. So, we’ve got him for a while, Stars fans!

In my opinion:

Is it too difficult to find out? Tyler Seguin is THE key along with Jamie Benn to the Stars’ overall success. Simple as that. Seguin’s fast speed and accurate snipe along with his more than charitable hands and dangling skill make him atop every team’s wish list and Jim Nill looks like a genius, which he is, for pulling this out from under the Bruins. Seguin needs to stay on the Stars, more specifically on Benn’s line so the Stars can once again thrive like last season.

The bottom line on Tyler Seguin:

Tyler Seguin is a laser-sharp center and one of the best and youngest of the league. He is respected and feared by all opponents and is a key to the Stars Cup chances in the coming years. He knows how to handle the puck and with his partner-in-crime Jamie Benn, the two are inseparable and have some of the best chemistry you will ever see.

The Stars could and definitely WILL keep him. He’s a thriving young star and leads the team well, especially in the dot. At his young age, the Stars need him if they are looking to drive all the way to the point of no return next year, unless you return with a 35 lb. Cup.

They won’t trade him, so no need to worry about that.

See how easy the last report card was? Alright, no more report cards!

Comments if you’ve got them down below and GO STARS.

 

 

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